Lebanese President Michel Aoun has dismissed the Tel Aviv regime’s recent threats of military strikes against the Arab country, stressing that any Israeli attempt to violate Lebanon’s sovereignty would be met with an “appropriate response.”
“Any attempt to hurt Lebanese sovereignty or expose the Lebanese to danger will find the appropriate response,” Aoun said in a statement released by his office on Saturday.
According to the statement, Aoun was reacting to recent remarks in a letter by Israel’s envoy to the United Nations, Danny Danon, which amounted to a “masked attempt to threaten security and stability” in southern Lebanon. The statement did not elaborate what Danon’s remarks were.
Last week, Aoun said Hezbollah must arm itself to complement the Lebanese army’s ability to deal with Israel’s threats. Danon sent a letter to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and to the Security Council in response.
The Saturday statement said that the Lebanese president also called on the international community to be aware of Israel’s aggressive intentions against his country.